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Head physio a leader in her field

CSP press release published on 22 November 2013

Local manager recognised for improving patient care 

A Torbay physiotherapist has received a prestigious award for her outstanding leadership work.

Frances Hunt, Physiotherapy Clinical Manager of Outpatient Services at Torbay Hospital, picked up the accolade at the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy's (CSP) Annual Awards, held today at the Hotel Russell in London.

Frances has been responsible for numerous successful initiatives within the South Devon Healthcare NHS Foundation Trust, including the introduction of a seven-day inpatient service and implementation of patient self-referral, which cut waiting times and saved money for the NHS. Furthering her recognition as a leader amongst her peers, Frances has also been committed to gaining feedback from both service users and staff to improve patient care.

Sue Rees, chair of Council at the CSP, said:

'The CSP awards recognise physiotherapists who show innovation and excellence to provide even better services for patients.

'Frances's award is richly deserved. She took on the role of interim Head of Physiotherapy three years ago and has excelled in the position, introducing improvements that have benefitted patients and staff alike.'

The event is sponsored by Elsevier, worldwide publishers of science and health information.

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For further media information please call the CSP press office on 020 7306 1111, email Out of hours please call Becca Bryant/Jennie Edmondson, head of press and PR (job-share) on 079172 40819/07786 332197, Jon Ryan, senior media adviser on 07917 091200.


Note for editors: the Chartered Society of Physiotherapy is the UK's professional, educational and trade union body. We have more than 51,000 members, including chartered physiotherapists, physiotherapy students and support workers.


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